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Huawei Brings First Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

Electronics manufacturer, Huawei, has just unveiled its 7″ MediaPad tablet, being the first to run the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The major difference between this version of Android, and previous versions of Android is that Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to work on smaller tablet devices as well.

The MediaPad is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and contains a high pixel density display. While the Motorola Xoom currently has the title for highest pixel density at 160ppi (pixels per inch), the new Huawei MediaPad has a pixel density of 217ppi. Just for reference, the iPad 2 only has a paltry 132ppi.

The 7″ tablet also produces 1080p video, has a 5MP rear, auto-focus camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video conferencing. Users will connect through the 802.11n WiFi, and will also have access to Bluetooth 2.1, and HSPA+ 3G on select models. Unfortunately, there are no plans yet for a WiFi model.

The battery is expected to last for about six hours. Huawei will introduce prices as the device comes closer to its ship date, which is sometime in the Fall of this year. Check out the video below for a commercial on this mediapad, and please forgive the speaker’s mistake of calling Android 3.2, Honeycomb…


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